Listen Now: Audio Recording from Panel Event “Plastics: The Rising Tide”

Listen Now: Audio Recording from Panel Event "Plastics: The Rising Tide"
We recently hosted a panel event as part of Plastic-Free July to bring together knowledgable advocates to discuss big issues of plastic pollution, recycling, and solutions. This event’s point of departure: worldwide consumption of plastic continues to rise and our strategies for dealing with plastic waste are simply not keeping up. The panel of experts… Read more »

Plastic-Free July Inspiration: Jackie Omania’s Zero Waste Classroom at Oxford Elementary

Plastic-Free July Inspiration: Jackie Omania's Zero Waste Classroom at Oxford Elementary
Note from the Ecology Center: Jackie’s inspiration to create a Zero Waste classroom came last summer from an Ecology Center event on plastic. We’ve hosted activities for Plastic-Free July again this year. This interview with filmmaker Wang Jiuliang offers a snapshot of the film that compelled Jackie to take action. Reposted with permission from Berkeley Read more »

UPDATE: Gov. Brown Approves $5M for Nutrition Incentive Program That is Helping Farm Economies & Boosting Health

UPDATE: Gov. Brown Approves $5M for Nutrition Incentive Program That is Helping Farm Economies & Boosting Health
[Press Release] BERKELEY, June 13, 2016 – The healthy food incentive program Market Match is increasing access to fresh produce among Californians who are struggling to feed their families, while giving an economic boost to the state’s embattled farm communities. Any day, Governor Jerry Brown is expected to decide whether to take advantage of federal… Read more »

New Local Soda Taxes Poised to Go to Voters in SF, Oakland, and Albany

New Local Soda Taxes Poised to Go to Voters in SF, Oakland, and Albany
You probably remember the successful soda tax in Berkeley during the 2014 election. That same election year, there was a proposed San Francisco soda tax that failed to pass. Now, two years later, that could change as Berkeley’s neighboring cities are taking steps to increase health awareness by proposing their own taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages… Read more »